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Everything you wanted to know about Whale Watching – Part One

This month, we decided to focus on whale watching and have prepared three posts to tell you all about it: What are good places to go whale or dolphin watching? What are things to keep in mind? And what should you look for in a good whale watching operator? Keep reading to find out more about …

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Photo-ID is the heart of whale research

Photo-ID has been around for decades: it allowed researchers to study the marine mammal populations and opened the door to awesome whale research worldwide. So what exactly is photo-ID, why is it important, and how can you gain skills in this discipline? Find out in this post. A picture says more than a thousand words …

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Master of Science vs. Master of Professional Science made easy

Hello all! It’s me, Naomi, wanting to further elaborate on the previous post on how to find the right master program. The tips are helpful and essential to understand and compare to your own future searches. It is best to try and think of them as early as you can when trying to pave your …

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Being a whale scientist – 4 misconceptions

Being a whale scientist is pretty cool and can be perceived as a “sexy job”. However, a lot of clichés and misconceptions exist about whale scientists.  1 – “I want to be a whale scientist, because whales are fun” Maybe you watched wonderful dolphin movies (free willy, etc.) when you were a kid and you …

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How to find an internship / volunteering experience?

It can be incredibly difficult and frustrating to find a summer internship or a volunteering position. We have been there and we definitely feel your pain. However, we want to give you some of our personal tips, strategies that have worked for us over the years. Internships and volunteering are for the most part unpaid …

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So you want to become a whale scientist? 10 tips to aspiring marine mammalogists

The idea of working on whales and dolphins fascinates most people. And when I talk to people about what I do, I see their eyes twinkle with excitement. I usually spend the next few minutes answering crazy questions about whales or dolphins. And since I am crazy passionate about my research and cetaceans as a …

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